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Nerve pain post op

NicolaNNicola Posts: 2
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:49 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I am new to this site but have found it very useful over the last few months. Today i decided to join i think it is important to have the support of others when going through tough times. I have four bulging discs 3 touching nerve roots on left end right. I was also diagnosed with Spina-bifidia occulta last year. Maybe thats where the problems arose!! suffering for 4 years before I had a L5 microdisectomy in july and although took 3 months to recover i felt sciatica pain, buttock pain and back spams all went. I returned to work and after 4 weeks felt something go in my back. Had MRI surgeon says nerve is inflammed and need steroid injection to settle it down. he says its just temporary and part of healing process. he says surgery looks good. Not sure whether to believe him. Starting to feel a little down now as can't believe all pain was gone and now back. How did the nerve flare up? Did this happen to anyone else months after surgery and did it go?


  • Hi Nicola. As you probably already know spine surgery is always prety complicated. There could be many factors to cause nerve to flare up. Scar tissue build up is just 1 that comes to mind that causes problems in some people after surgery. I think many of us felt beter after surgery, but found out either weeks or few months later nerve pain has returned. I believe in some cases while you are healing from the surgery, the nerve pain subsides for some of us untill healing is done around the surgery area.At least thats how it was in my case. They say when nerve is agrivated or posibly slightly damaged, it can take 18 months for the nerve to repair itself, some dr's belive it can take even longer. Have you had pt after surgery?From my understanding pt can be very important following surgery to have beter results and posibly prevent scar tissue build up back on to the nerve. Best wishes' Alex'
    Flexicore ADR 2004 resulting nerve damage l4l5 Fusion 2006 same level, 2009 hardware removal with lami !
    2012 scs implant ,
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